As impressive as the Maine-Endwell Spartans program has been over the last four years, they haven't done anything that hasn't been done before. Four other schools in the state have won three straight state titles and Hornell won 51 games in a row. Hornell's win streak came with three straight state titles as well. That being said, the Spartans have a shot at history on Sunday. Maine-Endwell heads to the dome for a fourth straight year. A win means two things: 1) an unprecedented four straight state titles and 2) 51 straight wins, tying Hornell's state record and four shy of the state unbeaten record held by Massena (54-0-1) which ended in 1957. With all that on the line, you would think that even though they don't like to talk about and dwell on the streak, it's got to start to weigh on their minds and feel like a lot of pressure. But for the Spartans, the only pressure they feel, is the pressure of a playoff game, which they've dealt with for the last four weeks.
M-E takes on Schalmont on Sunday at noon at the Carrier Dome. It's a rematch of last year's epic state title game, which, if you don't remember, the highlights are below.